Man Accused of Ripping Head Off Live Duck in Hotel Lobby
foxnews-continuesST. PAUL, Minn. — A man was in custody Sunday after police said he ripped the head off a tame duck that lived in a hotel lobby's ornamental pond.
Scott D. Clark, a guest at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul, cornered the duck early Saturday morning, grabbed the bird and ripped its head from its body while a hotel security guard and others watched, police said.
Clark then turned to onlookers and said: "I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it," St. Paul police Sgt. John Wuorinen said.
"He was allegedly drunk," Wuorinen said.
Clark, 26, of Denver, was detained by hotel security guards until police came to arrest him.
He remained jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and was scheduled to appear in court Monday to be charged.
A phone message left for Clark at the jail was not returned Sunday.